Congregational Care Ministries


At Arlington Heights United Methodist Church, we offer care and support for all aspects

of life, from baptism to end-of-life care through our Congregational Care Ministries.


Some of the ministries that fall under the umbrella of Congregational Care Ministry include

pastoral care, hospital visits, support groups, prayer, and support from our Congregational

Care Ministers. 


If you are in need of care or would like more information on how to get involved, 

contact Rev. Joy Dister-Dominguez, our Associate Minister of Congregational Care (joy@ahumc.com, 817.737.3161). 


  • CONGREGATIONAL CARE MINISTERS

    Congregational Care Ministers are lay volunteers specifically trained to serve alongside our pastors and staff. With a church of our size, and to fulfill our mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ, we must rely on Congregational Care Ministers (CCMs), alongside our pastors and staff, to make hospital and homebound visits, pray, listen, and provide one-on-one comfort and encouragement to our congregation. The ministry of Congregational Care is designed to connect the church with people during their difficult times. Congregational Care Ministers (CCMs) are called by God and equipped by the church to care for people. They working alongside our pastors to meet the care needs of our church family.

  • Prayer shawl ministry

    Prayer Shawl Ministry members meet monthly to create prayer shawls, newborn blankets, knitted caps and bookmarks to share with a word of encouragement for those who are grieving a a, welcoming new life, or experiencing a life transition. All are welcome to join - lessons provided, free of charge! 

  • Jo's Love

    Members of Jo's Love gather to pray for those facing breast cancer surgery while they stuff special pillows, designed to help during mastectomy recovery. Members of AHUMC, Zeta Amicae Auxiliary of ZPB Sorority and Greater Fort Worth Area Negro Business & Professional Women join together in this effort, which has benefited thousands of women with a gift of Jo's Love. 

  • Stage: Hope

    Stage: Hope is a cancer support group that provides comfort and reassurance to newly diagnosed members and friends of AHUMC and provides continued encouragement for those in treatment and post-treatment.  We emphasize the power of God in the cancer journey and include scripture and prayer as the foundation of shared love and support. 

  • PRAYER TEAM

    The foundation of our faith is prayer; we see it modeled for us and taught by Jesus, and as disciples of Jesus, we are to pray without ceasing. Throughout the week and Sundays during worship, we encourage members and guests to submit prayer requests through a “Prayer or Care Request Card” or reaching out to the church office. We value your prayer request by sharing, if you desire, with our prayer team who have entered into a covenant to pray for and with you, while maintaining confidentiality.